About this site
Encounter 1802-2002: celebrating Flinders' and Baudin's expeditions in search of the 'unknown' southern coast of Australia celebrates the achievements of these epic voyages, and focusses on the sections of their expeditions in the region which later became known as South Australia.
This site contains digitised extracts from materials held in the State Library of South Australia and the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia's collections. It also features images supplied by other organisations of material held in Library collections.
Encounter 1802-2002 site went live on 12 June 2002.
Copyright and permissions
The Library acknowledges and expresses its appreciation to copyright owners who have given kind permission for reproduction of their material. In particular we thank:
Paul Brunton, State Library of New South Wales
Christine H. Cornell, translator of The journal of post Captain Nicolas Baudin … (Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1974)
Fine Art Publishing Pty Ltd, publisher of Art and Australia (link no longer available)
John Ford, Marine Artist
Her Majesty's Stationery Office (London)
Natural History Museum (London) and its Online Picture Library
Maurice de Rohan OBE, Agent-General for South Australia in London (link no longer available)
Royal Commonwealth Society (London)
Royal Geographical Society (London), publisher of Geographical
Society for Nautical Research (London), publisher of The Mariner's mirror
Contact the State Library of South Australia.
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